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" Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new. "
The Works of Richard Hurd, Lord Bishop of Worcester: Critical works - Pagina 284
door Richard Hurd - 1811
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Chambers's readings in English poetry

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. JOHN MILTON:...
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The believer's journey and future home in the better land

Augustus Charles Thompson - 1866 - 232 pagina’s
...The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made ; Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. WALLER. "...
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Golden Leaves from the British Poets

John William Stanhope Hows - 1866 - 546 pagina’s
...The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made : Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. fllarocll....
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The Interpretation of Cosmic and Mystical Experiences

Robert Crookall - 1969 - 175 pagina’s
...no permanent home, but are seekers after a 'city' which is to come". Edmund Waller (1605-1687) said: "Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their eternal home : Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view That stand upon the threshold of the new." Wordsworth's...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pagina’s
...The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made; Stronger by weakness, wiser, men become As they draw near to their eternal home; Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshold of the new. Denham's...
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Augustan Studies: Essays in Honor of Irvin Ehrenpreis

Douglas Lane Patey, Timothy Keegan - 1985 - 270 pagina’s
...poem: The Soul's dark Cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new Light thro' chinks that time has made. Stronger by weakness, wiser Men become As they draw near to their Eternal home. Its original title, "Of the Last Verses in the Book," and the endorsement preserved in the family,...
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Light From Many Lamps

Lillian Watson - 1988 - 352 pagina’s
...certain to be lost. Clouds of affection from our younger eyes Conceal that emptiness which age descries. The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay 'd, Lets in new light through chinks that Time hath made; Stronger by weakness, wiser men become As they draw near to their...
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Resemblance & Disgrace: Alexander Pope and the Deformation of Culture

Helen Deutsch - 1996 - 273 pagina’s
...intellectual than blinding, especially when viewed in the context of the passage's reference to Waller: "The Soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay 'd, / Lets in new light through chinks that time has made."-5 The talent of the dunces as editors is to transform the most...
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The Anne Finch Wellesley Manuscript Poems

Anne Kingsmill Finch Countess of Winchilsea - 1998 - 205 pagina’s
...Book," Poems of Edmund Waller, ed. G. Thorn Drury (New York: Greenwood Press, 1968), 272, ll. 15-18: Stronger by weakness, wiser men become, As they draw near to their eternal home. Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view, That stand upon the threshhold of the new. 126 Mercenarys...
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Selections from The Female Spectator

Eliza Haywood - 1999 - 336 pagina’s
...descries. The Mind's dark Cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new Light thro' Chinks that Time has made. Stronger by Weakness wiser Men become, As they draw near to their eternal Home. 3 But, however we may reason on this Occasion, that there is somewhat of an Irksomeness to growing...
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